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North Shore Pops Band

July 5

Sunday Afternoon Beech Tree Concert

July 7

Vince Giordano’s Nighthawk

July 10


July 5

North Shore Pops Band

Part of the Village of Westbury’s Free Summer Concert series. The concert, takes place at Piazza Ernesto Strada at the corner of Post and Maple Avenues. Starts at 7 p.m. Rain date July 12.


July 7 to August 4

Sunday Afternoon Beech Tree Concert

An eclectic group of performers join cellist Suzanne Mueller under the majestic 153-year-old Beech Tree near the West Porch of the Westbury House (or Red Ballroom in the event of rain) at Old Westbury Gardens. 3 p.m., free with admission.


July 10

Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks

Attendees of this concert at Old Westbury Gardens will step back in time as bandleader Vince Giordano recreates the sounds of 1920s and 30s jazz and popular music. Giorgano and the Nighthawks have been featured on the soundtracks of several movies such as Fred Coppola’s The Cotton Club, The Aviator, Revolutionary Road and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Gates open at 5 p.m., there will be a dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for 62 and older, $8 for members, and free for children 17 and under.


July 11

Pinkalicious at NYCB Theatre

This musical is based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her  pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast! But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. At 11 a.m. Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com.


July 13

Village E-Cycling Program

Bring old TVs, computers and electronics to the Department of Public Works at 500 Dover Street. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


July 16

The Wizard of Oz at NYCB Theatre

A vibrant adaptation of the treasured classic in which a girl named Dorothy travels over the rainbow and follows the yellow-brick road.  Join in the fun and experience the perils along with Dorothy and her wonderful band of comrades in this jubilant, song-filled journey in which we learn the meaning of friendship, the value of teamwork and finally come to understand that, “There’s no place like home.” Tickets are $14.95 and available on livenation.com


July 17

The Hot Sardines

Hot Jazz, Dixieland, French Chanson & Gutbucket Blues. The Hot Sardines sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. At the Old Westbury Gardens. Gates open at 5 pm.  Dance lesson at 6:30 pm.  Concert starts at 7 p.m.  General Admission is $10, $8 for 62 and older and members, free for children 17 and under.

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


Calendar

Los Lobos - March 5

Coffee House - March 8

Meet the Mayor - March 8


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com